Adventures in Digital Series Land – Chapter 100
by Leesa Dean
So I’m deep in production on the new series. Last week I recorded and edited all the voiceovers. Actually did ’em twice. First time around, something just wasn’t clicking. I raised the mike height, which gave me more room to physically act out while I was recording. It made all the difference in the world.
This week I started lip-syncing. In case you don’t know what that is: it’s the process syncing the lip/head/jaw movements of an animated character so they correspond with a recorded vocal track. Ever see really cheap Hong Kong movies from the 60’s and 70’s where the voice comes after or before the lip movements? That’s cause the voiceover track wasn’t synced properly.
It is REALLY tedious and tough work that ultimately is incredibly rewarding. At the end of the day, you get to see a character come to life. Which is very cool. But mostly, it just takes a long time to do. Yes, I’m back doing 14 hour days. Six days a week.